1980 Year Book


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October 21, 1980:
The Philadelphia Phillies win their first World Series Title in 6 games against the Kansas City Royals.


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1980 Books

Here is a list of the best selling fiction and non-fiction books from 1980. The surpriing thing to me is that I had never heard of The Bourne Identity until it was made into a movie more recently Starring Matt Damon. But it was nearly the best-selling fiction work of 1980!

Most Popular Books


  1. "The Covenant" by James Michener
  2. "The Bourne Identity" by Robert Ludlum
  3. "Rage of Angels" by Sidney Sheldon
  4. "Princess Daisy" by Judith Krantz
  5. "Firestarter" by Stephen King


  1. "Crisis Investing" by Douglas Casey
  2. "Cosmos" by Carl Sagan;
  3. "Free to Choose" by Milton & Rose Friedman
  4. "Anatomy of an Illness" by Norman Cousins
  5. "Thy Neighbor's Wife" by Gay Talesee
  6. "Pritiken Program for Diet and Exercise" by Nathan Pritiken

What's YOUR favorite 1980 book?